Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Kit or Kitty Young, Collector Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2012
Jason or Janice Strawberry, Realtor Detroit, Michigan 2010
Rosemary or Roger Lanvin, Baker Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
Rikko or Rikky Pardee, music producer Melbourne, Australia 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a chess piece Boston, Massachusetts 2011
art supplies Atlanta, Georgia 2009
a rubber band New Orleans, Louisiana 2009
Christmas lights Madison, Wisconsin 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I'll deal with it in the morning. Tampa, Florida 2011
What would Elvis do? San Diego, California 2006
What's that smell? Louisville, Kentucky 2010
There's a $2 service charge. Houston, Texas 2010
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.